I love decorating kids bedrooms. You can always see how much they like the after, based on how much time they now want to spend in it. When a room is decorated for you, you want to take care of it, and keep it nice. I am sharing 13 ideas for kids bedrooms, from creatively displaying their art, to using unique lighting. Hope it inspires you!
#1- Bulletin Board Strips on Door or Large Bulletin Board-
Finn has so many cute projects he brings home, they are all a work of art! So in an effort to not have hundreds of pieces of art, taped to the wall, we have these cork board strips hung to the back of his door to push pin his favorite items on.
Oversized Bulletin Board-
Another option is a large bulletin board. We found a large Bulletin Board thrifting but found one similar here with lots of different size options. I used it in my nephew Porters Bedroom. That Bulletin board was his favorite item in his room. He was so excited to start pinning things on it.
Another idea for art and photos, in my mother-in-laws home, we stacked two of these memo boards on top of each other to fill the wall and hang Polaroid photos of the grandkids. This shelf was a nice divider and place for a plant and a place for the camera.
#2- Get Ready Station
I just got my girls vanity mirrors for Christmas and I am pretty sure it is their favorite gift, based on how often they have used it, daily! I got them this vanity mirror (I found this vanity mirror option that is a great price!) because it has different light settings, and a fan underneath to dry nails, and a fan on the sides to set makeup. You can easily set up a desk, (check FB marketplace) with the mirror and jars for brushes.
#3- Musical Instrument Holder
Ella has had a Ukulele hanging on her wall for over a year, just hung it with nails. While the nails were working, they were getting loose, so I ordered this Ukulele Holder in Yellow for her!
#4- Posters on Wall as Wallpaper-
Generally, people tend to think posters are a nuisance. Something taped to a wall, usually reflecting our kids current obsession. In Ella’s Bedroom we turned posters into a statement wall, a larger work of art! I shared several poster grouping ideas and Ella’s Posters HERE. Instead of frames, we hung them straight on the wall using double sided dot stickers (I put one in each corner- we tested a corner and no damaged, but you might want to test yourself before install).
#5- Basket Ball Hoop Holder
Where are my collectors at? There are so many ways to display your cherished items! In my friends son Stocktons Bedroom we hung these Basketball holders to display his autographed basketballs! Also used an Accordion Rack for all his medals.
#6- Oversized Tapestry on Wall
A oversized tapestry map in my Nephews Shared Bedroom was such an easy way to have art and a statement wall. We just hung this National Parks and State Parks with nails along the top then finished it with a piece of trim we got from The Home Depot and painted black. I found mini some bottle brush trees and glued them onto push pins so the boys could mark all the National Parks they have gone!
#7- Hats on a Pegboard
In Simeon’s Bedroom Makeover, he has a large baseball hat collection, so I thought hanging them on a pegboard would not only be a nice way to display his hats, but also create art. We made sure to not screw the board too tight to the wall, so we could slide these hooks in to hang the hats.
#8- Frame Drawings-
Whenever I decorate a kids bedroom, I ask if they have any art they have created, it is the best way to decorate their walls. I frame in thrifted or new frames or another option are these frames you can easily slide in art and keep it all safe in one place. In Nash’s bedroom he had a lot of art he had created!
#9- Hanging Chair or Cozy Spot to Chill
A hanging chair is just fun, both my girls said they wanted one in their bedroom, they did have a double hanging chair in their Connecticut bedroom! We did give my niece Evie a hanging chair in her bedroom makeover! She can crawl into it and read a book, plus they just look so dang cute! This is a great priced hanging chair, and see how we hang a hanging chair HERE.
#10- Hanging Plant
Ella and Lola have a hanging plant in their room, and it always get’s a lot of comments, it is a unique feature in a kids space. Plus a plant is a great way to teach kids to take care of things, easier than a fish! Ella REALLY likes her plants, she will say it is her top favorite thing in her room. THIS Plant Pulley makes it so you can do a hanging plant if you have tall ceilings, I paired THIS Macrame Plant Hanger, and Ella has a Hoya Plant, which is thriving!!! (I got the pot locally).
#11- Fun Diffuser
We are big fans of a diffuser in bedrooms, we all like our rooms to smell nice and we wouldn’t want a candle burning in a bedroom. Plus diffusers with pure essential oils are amazing for sleep support. My girls have this disco ball diffuser and they love the Anthro Bundle of essential oils with it. Finn has Feather, the Owl Diffuser and my nephew has Sprout, the Puppy Diffuser ! My 20 year old nephew has the Essential Solutions kit in his dorm, it is a big hit with all his roommates. (PS- good place to start is HERE if you are new to oils!)
#12- Unique Lighting
Evie, got a fun squirrel lamp! Her lamp is from Home Goods about a year ago, found a similar one on Amazon, and on Anthropologie. And these acrylic floating wall shelves are nice when you want the books to be the main attraction!
In Naomi’s makeover, we hung three paper lanterns over her bed to create the look of a chandelier! She has can lighting in here, so she doesn’t need a chandelier, but the look of the lanterns draws your eye up and makes the room look bigger!
I did the same thing with paper lanterns, in our rental apartment, in Ella’s bedroom.
#13- Pennant Flags
In this shared boys bedroom their dad had collected baseball pennant flags, so that was the starting off inspiration for this bedroom. You can often find pennant flags while vintage shopping, or search HERE.